Civics Day for Watsonville High School Freshmen

On February 27th and March 6th all ninth grade Civics classes at Watsonville High School were given the opportunity to learn about services provided by the City of Watsonville. As part of Civics Day, students attended presentations by  a number of City staff.  It was a day of learning about City Government and more!

Public Works & Utilities Department

As the City’s largest department, we’re sure the students were amazed when hearing about all services provided to the community by the Public Works and Utilities Department. The department operates and maintains nearly all of the City’s infrastructure while also providing many of the City services that residents use on a daily basis.

They learned that staff in Public Works & Utilities fix the potholes, removes graffiti, sweeps the streets, keeps the water flowing, collects and treats the sewage, repairs street lights, builds nature trails, maintains the fire engines and police cars, plans and builds streets and bridges, and empties the garbage and recycle carts, all while ensuring that the City complies with all regulatory requirements and helping to advance the City’s sustainability goals.

The Engineering Division designs and oversees construction of many of the City’s road and utilities projects, manages the City’s traffic systems and Watsonville Municipal Airport.

The Environmental Education Division operates the Environmental Science Workshop and the Ramsay Park Nature Center and provides classroom education and related field trips to our community schools to teach water conservation, recycling, and watershed management.

Department staff takes great pride in providing services to our community in an efficient and cost-effective manner while also providing excellent customer service.


You can read the article here as it appeared in the Santa Cruz Sentinel.


We hope the students learned a bit about City government and enjoyed hearing about the many City services provided to the entire community and what it takes to run the City.

If you’ll click on the schedule below, you’ll see that City staff was quite busy but more than happy to share a little bit about their own Department. Presentations were given by staff from Public Works & Utilities, Police, Library, Fire, City Council, Community Development, City Manager and Parks & Community Services.

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